When can you feel baby?
Well, in spite of being very fat, I've felt some of my babies (internally) very early, and this one I just felt from the outside (hand on my stomach) last night--at about 17 weeks.
A lot depends on your baby's position and where the placenta is, too.
Also, babies are all different. Some are very avoidant of anything pressing into their space (hands, doppler, ultrasound wand), and others are, for lack of a better word, "interested" and may kick directly at that spot. At about 20 weeks with my first child, dh had his arm draped over my belly as we were falling asleep, and I could feel that baby exploring all along the length of dh's arm, and then a very strong kick right to it. Dh was amazed. :)
I was feeling that for about 1.5 weeks before I felt an obvious kick, which was at 17 weeks. For me, the obvious kicks can be felt from the outside, the smaller movements can't.
ETA: I have a posterior placenta.
Edited by Kyamo - 10/2/11 at 6:40am
This is my 3rd and I haven't felt much movement from inside since 10 weeks. And I haven't felt it from the outside yet either. The placenta moved and I feel almost nothing. I'm 15 weeks. Last pregnancy, I was definately feeling consistent movement at this point. Looking forward to feeling definate movement soon :)
During my first pregnancy I felt my son kicking when I put my hand on my tummy for the first time at around 20 weeks.. Right now, I am 16 weeks and I can feel that rolling/fluttering feeling occasionally, starting about a week or so ago, but haven't felt anything from the outside just yet...
The strange thing is that if I put my laptop near my belly button, I can sometimes feel the keyboard move when he kicks.